Health Infrastructures & Learning Systems (HILS) M.S./Ph.D.

We invite you to lead health care improvement through transformative research into health systems!

The Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems (HILS) program aims to improve the health of individuals and populations by developing researchers who design, implement and evaluate innovative change and continuous improvement in health systems.

The HILS program is part of an international movement to promote learning health systems, which are organizations or networks which continuously self-study and adapt using data and analytics to generate knowledge, engage stakeholders, and implement behavior change to transform practice. HILS' learning sciences curriculum trains researchers on learning health systems core competencies, recently released by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The HILS program places you at the forefront of this emerging science.

Why choose HILS:

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  • HILS is unique in its joint, equal emphasis on information sciences and social sciences related to behavior change and continuous improvement in health.
  • HILS develops leaders and researchers in learning health systems and implementation science.
  • Graduates will be able to create innovative solutions to address some of the most demanding health care challenges

Open Houses

We are currently done with Open Houses for the 2017-2018 term. For any questions, please feel free to contact us at

Preview Slides from Fall 2017 Open House